Ethics / Disclosure
Last reviewed on 22-Dec-2017. Last updated on 26-Nov-2017
Everyone has some level of bias. I do my best to be upfront and open with mine. My work history is available on my LinkedIn profile and as I’ve had generally positive work experiences, that’s a good place to start.
To be completely transparent, here are some more things you should know:
I hold the position of Vice President, Cloud Research at Trend Micro. My role is global in nature and the company operates around the world. Trend Micro sells security solutions for end users and businesses and while I focus almost exclusively on the cloud side of the business, I am a global spokesperson for the company. Trend Micro has partners around the world but I regularly work with AWS, Azure, and Google
In 2015, worked with O’Reilly Media and authored a video course, “Introduction to Cloud Computing with Amazon Web Services”. That course is still active and I continue to have a working relationships with O’Reilly Media
I’m in the initial stages of working with Pluralsight to deliver original training content. What specifically? That’s TBD but I felt it important to at least mention here
Recently, I’ve been working with A Cloud Guru to create original content for their membership. At this moment, that involves hosting an original show entitled, “ACG Biographies” and—hopefully at some point—a full length course or two
Financially, a 3rd party financial manager handles my investments. I don’t hold any direct investments in any companies (beyond any current or previous employment benefits), everything is I do hold is through various funds and other managed vehicles over which I have only broad control.
I’m relatively unencumbered which leaves me free to speak my mind. But if you’re ever in doubt about my motivation or angle, just ask. I’ll answer straight up.